Posted By Eric Ethington (Author) on March 10, 2011
Salt Lake City, Utah – This Is Happening Now! Activists are storming the Utah State Capitol Building on the final night of the legislative session, furious over the Republicans’ passage of HB 477 which denies citizen access to legislative communications. Video and Pics below!
There are currently over 400 people charging up the stairs and surrounding the House and Senate chambers, chanting that either HB477 be repealed immediately or Governor Herbert be thrown from office. Democrats, Republicans, Liberals, Conservatives, Whites, Blacks, Straight, LGBT, Latinos, Christians, Atheists, Progressives and Teapartiers… they’re all together as one.
From Wisconsin to Utah, across the nation citizens are furious with legislatures run by Republicans, who have done nothing but strip rights, protections and help from their constituents. The days of hiding from the big bad conservative Republicans are over! Stand up and fight for your rights!
UPDATE: The protest has finished.. no arrests made. After activists filled the gallery of the House singing “This Land Is Your Land,” they were escorted out and the House and Senate Chamber doors were temporarily locked. I’m told the noise of the protesters in the halls and rotunda was deafening within the two chambers.
Keep checking back here folks, we’ll be updating with more videos and pictures as they become available!
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